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BEAU (beaux)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beau mean? 

BEAU (noun)
  The noun BEAU has 2 senses:

1. a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
2. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

  Familiarity information: BEAU used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEAU (noun)


Sense 1beau [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

beau; boyfriend; swain; young man; fellow

Context example:

if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

Hypernyms ("beau" is a kind of...):

lover (a person who loves or is loved)

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))


Sense 2beau [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

gallant; fop; fashion plate; dandy; dude; clotheshorse; beau; sheik; swell

Hypernyms ("beau" is a kind of...):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "beau"):

cockscomb; coxcomb (a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments)

macaroni (a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms)

Instance hyponyms:

Beau Brummell; Brummell; George Bryan Brummell (English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840))


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